A Vibrant Vodka Cocktail: The Spiced Berry Smash

October 9, 2014

It doesn't have to be summer to enjoy a fruity cocktail. With vodka, a splash of ginger beer, citrus and mint, this cocktail almost reminds us of a Moscow Mule. The addition of green chartreuse, muddled strawberries (all you need are two) and club soda make this creation a Spiced Berry Smash. Like its Moscow Mule cousin, this drink is refreshing and festive!

Spiced Berry Smash
Courtesy of Celebrity Cruises
Makes 1 cocktail

1 ½ ounces of your favorite vodka (examples: Ketel One, Grey Goose)
½ ounce Green Chartreuse
¾ ounce Simple Syrup
¾ ounce Lemon Juice
2 ounces Ginger Beer
1 ounce Club Soda
2 Strawberries (if using frozen, allow to thaw first)
Mint leaves


Muddle strawberries in tin.

Add spirits, acids and syrups to the Boston shaker. Add ice and shake.

Double strain over fresh ice into a Double Old Fashioned glass.

Top with club soda and stir slightly.

Garnish with mint leaves.